There's something about Brazilian music that makes us want to dance all night long -- the energy, the sexy samba and tropicalia rhythms, the spirit of life that flows through the speakers. DJ Neville Chamberlain is frequent visitor to Brazil, and he brings huge hauls of vinyl back with him every time -- forro, baile funk, batucada, and all the good stuff we never get to hear enough of. Now he's got a new outlet for his collection: A monthly dance party called Brazilian Rhythms at Cafe Saint-Ex. $5 caipirinhas get everyone in the mood for a night of packed and sweaty dancing. The need drops on the first record at 9:30 p.m., and as always at Saint-Ex, there's no cover charge.
-- Fritz Hahn (Updated March 2011)